“Who Are These Guys” : Bowling Green
This Friday, Tiger Football travels down to Bowling Green to take on the Purples. This game has turned into one of our biggest rivalry games over the years, and it’s always a thrill to watch. Last year, the Tigers had one of their best games of the year, defeating Bowling Green 45-19. The Tigers got out early, with a kickoff return for a touchdown on the opening kickoff by Blake Roshkowski, who went on to score three more times in the game. However, this year will be different, featuring new some new faces. Let’s get to know the Purples.
School Colors: Purple and Old Gold
Location: 1801 Rockingham Ln, Bowling Green, KY 42104
Only Notable Person Associated You Need to Know:Bowling Green has produced it’s fair amount of athletes and notable alumni over the years (shoutout to Jason Frakes), but this is the only person you need to know. Back in 2012, Vito Tisdale, who was apart of the music group Nappy Roots (2002-2012) came out with “The Purple Anthem” . The rap was created in tribute to the BGHS football team. The music video is full of the always delicious Rafferty’s and some awesome (I say this is as sarcastically as possible) lyrics. Not much has been heard of “Big V” lately, but we can still hear him distantly chanting “YEAH I’M A PURPLE”.
Coach: Kevin Wallace (20th year)
Top players: Jamale Carothers (Sr. RB), Clark Payne (Sr. QB), DeAngelo Wilson (Sr. WR), Luke Brown (Sr. WR), Ziyon Kinner (Sr. WR/RB), Garret Strickler (TE), Dalan Cofer (Sr. DE), Justice Dingle (Jr. LB), Jhamir White (Sr. LB), J’son Beason (Jr. LB)
Last year: 14-1 : Won KHSAA Class 5A State Championsip (only loss was to St.X)
Last Game: Defeated Christian County 42-22